Investigation underway after shooting on main NATO base in Kandahar

A Canadian soldier has suffered a non-combat related gunshot wound on the main NATO base in Kandahar city.

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — A Canadian soldier has suffered a non-combat related gunshot wound on the main NATO base in Kandahar city.

Maj. Mario Couture says it appears the injury was caused by the soldier’s own weapon, but no other details have been released.

The injured soldier is in critical but stable condition and is expected to be transferred to a military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany.

An investigation into the shooting is underway.

The soldier, whose name will not be released, was found in a bunker near a residential area on the Kandahar base.

He had recently arrived in Kandahar from Canada.

Just Posted

Red Deer County rejects cannabis production complex

Complex was proposed for Blindman Industrial Park

Stettler RCMP investigating fatal collision

A 57-year-old man was killed in a collision on Highway 12 near… Continue reading

Innisfail girl gone missing

Innisfail RCMP seek public’s assistance

Fog advisory issued for Red Deer area

Fog to persist through Tuesday morning

Lacombe police respond to local crime

Public reminded not to leave keys in vehicles

Bianca Andreescu’s win streak ends after early exit because of injury

MIAMI — The injury bug has derailed Bianca Andreescu’s impressive run. The… Continue reading

CONCACAF teams to learn Nations League draw on Wednesday in Las Vegas

Canada will learn its next CONCACAF Nations League opponents at Wednesday’s draw… Continue reading

Alanis Morissette announces pregnancy in Instagram photo

Alanis Morissette is pregnant with her third child. The Grammy-winning singer posted… Continue reading

“MLB The Show 19” allows video gamers a chance to relive baseball history

TORONTO — From Babe Ruth’s debut as a pitcher to Jose Bautista’s… Continue reading

Canada Revenue Agency tax services back online after ‘hardware’ problems

OTTAWA — The websites Canadians use to file their taxes online were… Continue reading

Roof structures failed before Radiohead stage came down, inquest hears

TORONTO — Metal structures meant to hold a roof over a stage… Continue reading

Opinion: Business tax relief is a sound idea

NDP leader should avoid picking winners and losers

Svechnikov scores in overtime, Carolina beats Montreal 2-1

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes struggled to beat Montreal goaltender Carey… Continue reading

Most Read